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April 5, 2011

Policymakers and institutional leaders in Nevada have devised a solution to better serve adult students with significant postsecondary credits as they face the daunting reenrollment process. Borrowing the idea of a concierge from the state’s tourism industry, each public institution has an individual (or an office at the larger institutions) who is trained to help ready adults navigate the application, enrollment, and registration process in the same way that a hotel concierge assists its guests in finding activities or restaurants that suit their needs or interests.

January 20, 2011

by Holly Zanville - Program Director, Lumina Foundation

It’s been a long time coming. We’ve wanted a place where everyone could share their successes in helping adults graduate from college. That place is the Adult College Completion Network. Why?

Lumina Foundation has been studying degree attainment statistics for years. We kept coming back to one statistic—the 37 million adults between 25 – 64 who attended college but never earned any degree. This is the group Lumina has decided to focus major attention on—we think that providing a second chance for these adults to return to college to finish degrees could be a big boost to the nation's goal to dramatically increase college degree attainment and advance the nation's workforce productivity.